Lodging Type: Safari Camp
Dining: Safari-style group table, Full board
Safari: Game Drives, Game Walks, Local Village Visits
Adventure activites: Mountain Climbing
Facilities: Laundry, Showers - Bucket / Bush
Eco & Green: Eco-friendly, Community Development Projects
Perched on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Elephant Watch Camp is home to some of the largest bulls in Samburu who can often be spotted mudding in the river, resting under an acacia tree or picking pods beside the tents. The camp is owned by Oria and Iain Douglas Hamilton, who together wrote Among the Elephants and Battle for the Elephants. There are 6 en-suite tents, all adorned with bright cotton cloth and veranda; the bathrooms have safari showers. The chef provides tasty simple food, including freshly baked breads and scones, and homemade jams, preserves and fruit juices. The vegetables are home grown at the camp’s farm on Lake Naivasha.
Activities include game drives which focus on elephant watching. Cultural visits to local Samburu villages, game walks and sundowners are also available. Visitors are welcome to visit the Save the Elephant’s research centre. Activities available at an extra cost include climbing Mt Ololokwe, helicopter flights and Samburu dancing shows.
Elephant Watch works closely with Save the Elephants, whose projects not only work with elephants but with the local community. Their Fund for Education offers children the opportunity to get a proper secondary education combined with hands-on elephant and environmental awareness.
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